Threadbone Airways [Formerly BOAC] Terminal Is 80 Years Old
The Threadbone Airways (formerly BOAC) Terminal at Syndlington International Airport marks a milestone today: 80 years of serving the Dorset public.
Recently in the news as the alleged point of arrival back in the UK of the increasingly reclusive Threadbone Airways CEO, Mrs Amanda J Threadbone, it was originally opened in 1937 as Imperial Airways' (later BOAC's) flagship terminal. It was acquired by Threadbone Airways in 2011.
Designed by Harold William "Harry" Neasdon (1887 – 1970) in the Art Deco style, the building was - and thanks to extensive renovation - still is a jewel in the crown of British airport architecture - the only example of an airport building from a man more famous for his pioneering work in signature cinema and theatre construction.
To commemorate the 80th Anniversary, Threadbone Airways have issued a commemorative poster and postcard one or other of which will be offered free to first class passengers and will be available at only marginally inflated prices to those in steerage. The airline hopes that the availability of these prestige items (which can be used to impress less fortunate friends and relations unable to afford to fly with the non-budget airline and who are denied access to the Terminal as a result) will draw attention away from its recent announcement that it was cancelling 80% of its flights (without compensation) due to "staffing difficulties and operational matters relating to sub-standard pilot training"
DOWNLOAD THE POSTER/POSTCARD HERE
The Threadbone (formerly BOAC) Airways Terminal at Sydling St Nicholas International Airport in 70 years old today. The Airline has issued a small range of commemorative merchandise.